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Statistics & Facts

The population of Sheridan is approximately 17,461 (2009), 17444 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,413 (2000), 7680 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sheridan is 22.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sheridan is 8.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.046 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sheridan to Washington DC is 1692 miles. The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 276 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sheridan is positioned 44.79 degrees north of the equator and 106.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sheridan elevation is 3,742 feet above sea level.
Sheridan per capita income is $23,639 (2009).
Sheridan median income is $42,170 (2009).

The Sheridan median home price is $190,704 (2009).

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Sheridan location: in north-central Wyoming near the Montana border. Nearby communities include: Big Horn, Ranchester, Story, Dayton, Parkman and Clearmont, all in Wyoming and Tongue River and Wyola, both in Montana.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sheridan is seasonal with all four seasons represented. Here is a local weather page for Sheridan.
Sheridan average annual precipitation is 14.64 inches per year.
Sheridan average temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 31 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 58 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Sheridan history:

Sheridan was named for General Philip Sheridan, a Union cavalry officer in the American Civil War.

A history page for Sheridan. The Sheridan County GenWeb page has many historical facts and links.
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Sheridan attractions:

Sheridan Travel and Tourism
Toll-free: 888-596-6787

King's Museum
Hundreds of saddles and Wild West memorabilia. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

T-Rex Natural History Museum
North of Sheridan
Phone: 307-655-3359
Learn about the T-Rex and other dinosaurs and see dioramas, skeletons and more. Please call ahead for hours of operation

Trail End State Historic Site
Visit this early 20th century mansion of John B. Kendrick. Many original furnishings and items may be seen here. He was a cattle ranching cowboy who became a US Senator and governor of Wyoming. He donated and house and lands to the city.
400 Clarendon Ave.
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-674-4589

Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum
A memorial to western art and culture with many artifacts, paintings, hunting trophies and more.

Sheridan County Museum
This museum features interactive exhibits, dioramas, western art, gift shop and more. Special education programs are also offered. Be sure to call ahead for hours of operation.
Phone: 307-673-0644

Fort Mackenzie
The Sheridan Veterans Hospital is on the site of the old Fort Mackenzie. Troops were sent here in 1899 and a temporary structure was built that year. It was named for a Civil War veteran, Brigadier General Ranald Slidell Mackenzie. The fort remained open until 1913 when the troops left, leaving only a few caretakers. The Fort was transformed into a veterans hospital after World War I. The hospital has been upgraded and modernized and continues to offer medical care to veterans. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available during the day.

The Mandel Cabin - this cabin was one of the city's first buildings. It is located in the Whitney Commons park.

WYO Rodeo
held in Sheridan since 1931 during July each year.

Buffalo Bill Days

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Economy & Industry

Sheridan economy:

Early on, Sheridan relied on cattle ranching, coal mining, agriculture and small factories but things have changed somewhat. Now many more businesses have opened and there are many jobs in the government sector. Agriculture and ranching as well as coal mining remain an important part of the local economy.
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